|Howdy Doody's Christmas - Buffalo Bob Smith|
I remember seeing this one as a rerun. Production of this show was before I was even born.
Keywords: Howdy Doody; Children's Christmas Programs; Children's Programs; 1950s Television
|Classic Christmas TV: 'You Asked for It'|
Incomplete but facinating 1950's TV broadcast of "You Asked for It" with a Christmas theme. As noted, it's missing a few minutes, but it's still watchable.
Keywords: Christmas; You Asked for It; 50's; 50s; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; TV; Television
|Classic Christmas TV: 'Joe Santa Claus'|
TV special from 1951 called 'Joe Santa Claus'.
Keywords: Classic TV; Christmas; Television; 1950's; 50's; 1950s; 50s
Downloads: 5,391 (3 reviews)
|Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion: S1E36, The Boy Who Found Christmas (DVD Quality)|
(DVD Quality) Original Air Date: December 25, 1955 Season 1, Episode 36: The Boy Who Found Christmas For Christmas this year, Capt. Gallant has promised Cuffy a trip to America. However, all of the Legions' gifts are stolen from the caravan, and it looks like the captain won't be able to let Cuffy go on his promised trip. Cuffy runs away to try to find the missing presents, and in the process he learns what Christmas is really about...
Keywords: Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion; Captain Gallant; Foreign Legion; Capt. Michael Gallant; Buster Crabbe; Fuzzy Knight; Cullen Crabbe; Gilles Quéant; Roger Tréville; Christian Fourcade; Hans Verner; Bernard Farrel; Christmas; Holiday; Classic TV; 1955
Downloads: 2,796 (1 review)
|Ozzie & Harriet: A Piano for the Fraternity|
The fraternity needs a piano for the Christmas party; should they rent or buy? Rick sings "Jingle Bells" at the end. Skip Young plays Wally. Originally aired 21 December 1960 (Season 9, Episode 13). Don't bother downloading the h.264 file or the Ogg Video file; the Cinepack file from which they are derived is smaller.
Keywords: Ozzie & Harriet; classic_tv; Christmas; Skip Young
|THE LITTLEST ANGEL|
This is the 1969 musical version of “The Littlest Angel,” which aired as a “Hallmark Hall of Fame” production, complete with lots of bad green-screen work. “Adapted from the book by Charles Tazewell. Michael, a shepherd boy living in Biblical times, finds himself transported to Heaven on his eighth birthday. Michael doesn't fully understand where he is, or why he's there. A guardian angel named Patience is given the task of showing Michael the joys of Heaven and helping him find his pl...
Keywords: angel; Christmas; classic TV; musical; Fred Gwynne; Hallmark
|Ozzie and Harriet - Christmas Tree Lot in 3D - DLM Movies - www.dlm-movies.com|
Ozzie and Harriet, Season 6, Episode 11: Christmas Tree Lot Original Air Date—18 December 1957 David and Rick decide to earn some extra cash to buy Christmas presents by opening up a Christmas tree lot, but soon discover that being a small-time entrepreneurs is a lot more involved than they had realized. In 3-D with glasses with red on the left and cyan (blue) on the right.
Keywords: Ozzie and Harriet; Christmas Tree Lot; Ozzie Nelson; Harriet Nelson; Christmas; Chrismas Tree; 3D; Classic TV; DLM Movies
Downloads: 2,083 (2 reviews)
|The Jack Benny Program: S8E7, Christmas Shopping|
Original Air Date: December 15, 1957 Jack is determined to finish his Christmas shopping in one visit and tortures a wallet salesman with constant changes to his order. Meanwhile, Dennis is having difficulty finding the right present for his mother.
Keywords: Jack Benny Program; Jack Benny; Eddie Rochester Anderson; Rochester; Dennis Day; Frank Nelson; Christmas; Shopping; Christmas Shopping; Classic TV; 1957
Downloads: 6,476 (10 reviews)
|AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS 1955|
The 1955 broadcast of Gian Carlo Menotti's opera written expressly for television (although Menotti conceived of it as a stage production: "On television you're lucky if they ever repeat anything. Writing an opera is a big effort and to give it away for one performance is stupid.") Staged by the composer; orchestra conducted by Thomas Schippers. Stars Bill McIver as Amahl, and Rosemary Kuhlmann as Mother...
Keywords: Amahl and the Night Visitors; Christmas; Magi; opera; classic TV; Bill McIver; Rosemary Kuhlmann
|Classic TV: 'The Ruggles' Christmas episode|
This classic TV program, "The Ruggles", aired on the ABC-TV Network from 1949 to 1952. A few episodes survive, and presented here is one of them, a "Christmas" episode. The show was aired live, but this print missing a few minutes of footage, however it's still watchable.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Christmas; Christian; Public Domain; Early TV; Sitcom; Sitcoms; Vintage
Downloads: 12,190 (7 reviews)
|Amahl and the Night Visitors (Dec. 24, 1951)|
Christmas Eve will be marked appropriately on television with all regular programs making some provision, and a number of special programs also planned. Among the special ones are two on WNBW. The first of these (9:30 p. m.) is Gian Carlo Menotti's opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors," an hour-long production written especially for this television performance. This is the story of a lame boy who meets the Three Wise Men on their way to Bethlehem...
Keywords: Classic TV; 50's Television; 1950's; Kinescope; Live TV; NBC; Opera; Gian Carlo Menotti; Christmas; 1951
Downloads: 749 (1 review)
|"The Perry Como Show" - 24/December/1952|
Christmas episode of "The Perry Como show" from December 24, 1952. With the help of the Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, the Fontane Sisters and Dick Stark for Chesterfield, Perry tells "The Story of the First Christmas".
Keywords: The Perry Como Show; Classic TV; Perry Como; Chesterfield cigarettes; Dick Stark; Live TV; CBS; 1952; Christmas
Downloads: 3,914 (2 reviews)
|Christmas In Appalachia, 1965 - United States. Office of Economic Opportunity|
"TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY: Examines the meager holiday season for poor families in the mountains of Kentucky. Reporter, Charles Kuralt, talks with the people about the disappointments their children will have on Christmas Day. The children sing carols and eat a hot meal, the only joy they will have at Christmas. A general store owner explains how automation has taken away jobs for men in coal mines. Shows people in line to receive surplus, government commodities...
Keywords: Classic TV; Appalachia; Appalachian Mountains; Automation; Children; Christmas; Coal mines and mining; Housing; Kentucky; Kuralt, Charles, 1934-1997
|"The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" 1956 Christmas episode|
1956 episode of "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", the 2nd longest running American sitcom of all time. This is a Christmas-themed episode. "Ozzie and Harriet" never reached the top 10 in the ratings, But steading ratings made sure that it out-lived many more better-known shows, and it's gentle corny humor made it popular with kids. Overall it's a classic show that has aged well. NOTE: This copy is a mid-60's re-run print, and features different commercials to the original broadcast.
Keywords: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; Ozzie and Harriet; Christmas; 50's TV; 1950's Television; Classic TV; Classic Television
Downloads: 24,277 (4 reviews)
|The Mary Hartline show (December 1950)|
Christmas episode of "The Mary Hartline show", a 15-minute kid show. In this local program from Chicago's WENR-TV Channel 7, Mary is assisted by musician Chet Roble. The show aired weekdays from 4-4:15 p.m. and apparently lasted only till summer of 1951.
Keywords: Classic TV; 50's; Mary Hartline; Kids; Chet Roble; Live TV; Kinescope; 1950's Television; WENR; ABC; 1950; Christmas
Downloads: 1,965 (4 reviews)
|The Nativity (Westinghouse Studio One) - Fletcher Markle|
Live teleplay from CBS's "Studio One" program. Season 5 Episode 13 (22 December 1952) Features original Westinghouse promotions presented by Betty Furness.
Keywords: Christmas; Studio One; Live Teleplay
Downloads: 4,426 (2 reviews)
|50's Lucky Strike Cigarette commercial with "Christmas" theme|
Christmas-themed Lucky Strike cigarette commercial from the 50's.
Keywords: Lucky Strike Cigarettes; Cigarette Commercial; Tobacco; Cigarette Commercial; Christmas; Dorothy Collins; 50's TV; 1950's TV; 50's Television; 1950's Television; Classic TV
Downloads: 8,280 (3 reviews)
|The Jack Benny Christmas Show - Jack Benny|
An annual event on Jack Benny's radio show, Jack takes a trip to the local department store, only to run into some familiar characters. Notice Mel Blanc in his usual role as the salesmen unfortunate enough to have to wait on Jack, again, again, and again! IMDB for Jack Benny's Christmas Show Director: James V. Kern Writers: George Balzer, Hal Goldman Original Air Date: 18 December 1960 (Season 11, Episode 9) Jack Benny .....
Keywords: jack benny; eddie anderson; dennis day; christmas; classic tv
Downloads: 12,382 (6 reviews)
|The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: S2E7, Christmas Episode (DVD Quality)|
(DVD Quality) Air Date: December 20, 1951. Mamie is back with the girls to visit for the holidays.
Keywords: Burns and Allen; George Burns and Gracie Allen; George Burns; Gracie Allen; Harry von Zell; Bea Benaderet; Fred Clark; Sarah Selby; Blanche Morton; Harry Morton; Mamie Kelly; Christmas; Classic TV; 1950; 1950s
Downloads: 6,186 (1 review)
|Studio One : The Nativity|
Studio One : The Nativity IMDB PAGE TV Series: "Studio One" (1948) Original Air Date: 22 December 1952 (Season 5, Episode 13) CAST : Thomas Chalmers, Hurd Hatfield, Paul Tripp
Keywords: studio one; christmas; nativity; christianity; jesus; christ; old time television; classic tv
|Your Hit Parade - Christmas Eve Show 1955|
An episode of "Your Hit Parade" from the 24th December 1955. This NBC series presented the cast performing covers of pop chart hits. This episode has excellent production values and one of the worst commercials of all time. Also one of the few episodes of this series with an actual guest star. Main Singers are Dorothy Collins, Snooky Lanson, Russell Arms, and Gisele MacKenzie.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; Christmas; Popular Music; Advertising; Dorothy Collins
Downloads: 9,462 (5 reviews)
|Date with the Angels - 1950s Family Sitcom - Christmas Episode|
Episode "Santa's Helper" of the oddly-named 1950s sitcom "Date with the Angels". In this episode, the lead character tries to get a job for an elderly friend, which causes trouble when, after getting a job as a Department store Santa, he starts giving away toys for free. Starring Betty White. Sorry for picture quality flaws caused by issues beyond my control. Uploaded by: "The_Emperor_Of_Television"
Keywords: Classic TV; TV; Classic Television; Television; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; Sitcom; Show; Shows; Series; Christmas; 1957; Betty White; Date with the Angels
Downloads: 4,313 (3 reviews)
|The Liberace Show - 1954 Christmas episode|
A Christmas episode of "The Liberace Show" from 1954. This series featured piano player Liberace. The episode contains him mostly playing the piano with a handful of singing moments. Uploaded in 512Kb format because of my extremely slow internet connection.
Keywords: Classic TV; TV; Television; Classic Television; Popular Music; Piano; Piano Player; Pianist; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; 1954; Christmas; Religion; Syndicated television
Downloads: 6,648 (3 reviews)
|''The Comedy Hour'' - 24 December 1950|
This is an episode of "The Comedy Hour", sponsored by Frigidaire. The performers in this episode include comedian Bob Hope, actor Robert Cummings, harpist Robert Maxwell, opera singer Lily Pons, tap-dancer Betty Bruce, and a speech by Eleanor Roosevelt. Lots of comedy, music, dancing and heavy-handed talks about "freedom" (please let me know if the video plays back OK. Also, please note that on several occasions the kinescope print appears to have sprocket hole damage).
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; 1950; Early Television; Bob Hope; Robert Cummings; Bob Cummings; Robert Maxwell; Lily Pons; Betty Bruce; Eleanor Roosevelt; Comedy; Music; Dance; Dancing; Sprocket hole damage; Black and white; tap-dancing; opera singer; harpist; Frigidaire; Kinescope; Christmas; Choir; Singer; Dancer; NBC; Live television